Mumbai slums covered up with sheets amid G20 event: ‘They don’t want to show our homes to foreigners’

‘Maybe they don’t want to show our slums to big people coming from abroad’

Sravasti Dasgupta
Thursday 15 December 2022 10:29 GMT
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India is reportedly attempting to cover up slum areas in the financial capital of Mumbai so the city’s glaring economic inequalities can be hidden amid a three-day international meeting taking place there this week.

The country is chairing the Group of 20 (G20) leading economies this year and its Development Working Group began a three-day meeting on 13 December that will conclude on 16 December, with many international delegates attending the event.

The grouping has a rolling presidency with a different member state in charge of the group’s agenda and priorities each year and Mumbai, a vast coastal metropolis known for its stark economic inequalities and limited living and public spaces, was chosen as the venue for its meeting this time.

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